Abstract

We studied numerically the transmission properties of a kind of layer-by-layer nonchiral metamaterial. Simulation results show that under certain off-normal incidence, giant circular polarization conversion occurs for both the right and left circularly polarized waves with a roughly 1 GHz operation band. Meanwhile, the copolarization transmissions are almost suppressed to zero, leading to the high purity circular polarization transformation. This phenomenon of giant circular polarization conversion is assumed to suffer from the strong magnetic response, which is illustrated by the surface current distributions of the structure. Compared with chiral structures, this nonchiral structure is easier to design and fabricate and is expected to be used as a promising circular polarization transformer.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Electromagnetic manifestation of chirality in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials

Lin Wu, ZhenYu Yang, YongZhi Cheng, ZeQin Lu, Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao, RongZhou Gong, XiuHua Yuan, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan
Opt. Express 21(5) 5239-5246 (2013)

Highly tunable optical activity in planar achiral terahertz metamaterials

Ranjan Singh, Eric Plum, Weili Zhang, and Nikolay I. Zheludev
Opt. Express 18(13) 13425-13430 (2010)

Dual-band strong extrinsic 2D chirality in a highly symmetric metal-dielectric-metal achiral metasurface

Tun Cao, Chen-wei Wei, and Yang Li
Opt. Mater. Express 6(2) 303-311 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription